At a particularly vulnerable moment in my life of parenting, dazed by the chaos, overwhelmed with the void of control over the behavior of beings that sprung from my loins, I came up with the idea of a toy called “Tazer me Elmo”. It’s hard to come up with original inventions these days. Every app I’ve ever thought needed to be invented has already been invented. (like the app I needed to test my blood alcohol level before allowing me to send late night drunken texts). Though not technically a Tazer me Elmo, it appears others shared my sentiment about the toy.